Black Coal Thin IceDespite the fact the Berlin Film Festival is still ongoing, the award ceremony took place this evening to reward the films and their makers across a variety of categories. The most illustrious prize, the Golden Bear, was this year won by the Chinese production Black Coal, Thin Ice, an eccentric neo-noir directed by Diao Yinan. A surprising victor to say the least, the film has beaten the favourite Boyhood to take home the much coveted award. Although Richard Linklater was recognised in another category, winning the Silver Bear for Best Director. For the full list of winners, see below.

Golden Bear

Black Coal, Thin Ice (Diao Yinan)

Silver Bear Grand Jury Prix

The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson)

Silver Bear for Best Director:

Richard Linklater (Boyhood)

Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize

Life of Riley (Alain Resnais)

Silver Bear for Best Actor

Liao Fan (Black Coal, Thin Ice)

Silver Bear for Best Actress

Haru Kuroki (The Little House)

Silver Bear for Best Script

Dietrich Brüggemann/Anna Brüggemann (Stations of the Cross)

Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution
Zeng Jian (Cinematography – Blind Massage)

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